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About the parklands

The Sandbelt Parklands is an ambitious project to create and connect large areas of open space for communities in Melbourne’s south-east.

The Victorian Government is transforming former landfill sites to contribute to a 355-hectare chain of parks for the public, connecting new and existing parklands between Moorabbin and Dingley Village.

The Victorian Government is working with Kingston City Council, Traditional Owners and the community to inform the vision for the parklands.

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Where will the parklands be located?

The parklands are located in Melbourne’s south-east, between Moorabbin and Dingley Village, on Bunurong Country.

sandbelt park landscape map

When will the parklands open?

Existing parks that are part of the chain of parks are open to the public now.

The more recently acquired landfill sites are being managed by qualified contractors, under Environment Protection Authority requirements. It will take several years to make these new sites safe for public use.

Transforming the former landfill sites into new parklands will include multiple stages of planning and consultation over the coming years to inform future investment.


  1. Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne

    November 2018

  2. Planning phase

    Completed 2019-2022

  3. Community consultation

    Completed 2023

  4. Land acquisition

    Completed 2023

  5. Environmental management of sites

    From 2023

The Victorian Government is working with Kingston City Council to determine the future land manager and planning for the new parklands.

Want to get involved?

Kingston City Council is leading the extensive planning and consultation processes for the new parklands and will conduct community consultation over the coming years.

More information

To request a fact sheet, contact the Suburban Parks Program team.

Further information on the planning process will be available on the Kingston City Council website.

Page last updated: 30/05/24